2011 Jaguar C-X16 Concept

Posted on 08 November 2011 by Tony Santos

2011 Jaguar C-X16 Concept

Debuted at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show is the new Jaguar concept, the C-X16 concept; a compact, rear-wheel drive, two-seater, with a true sporting character, underpinned by immensely strong aluminum architecture.

The C-X16 concept has been described as a Jaguar’s prototype for future sports cars. “The C-X16 embodies the established Jaguar strengths of sensual design, animal-like agility and inspirational performance and combines these with attributes that set us on a course to create sustainable sports cars of the future.”

The C-X16 is mounted in an aluminum chassis structure and measures 4,445 mm in length, 2,048 mm in width and 1,297 mm in height and has a wheelbase measuring 2,622 mm. In terms of overall length, the C-X16 is the smallest Jaguar created since 1954 and the XK120.

The interior is inspired by aeronautical ergonomics which features the joystick gear lever, and the abundance of toggle switches on the instrument panel. Plenty of different interior color options and trims are available including a splashy red interior on the concept that matches well with the silver exterior.

Jaguar C-X16 Concept is powered by the next-generation 3.0L supercharged V6 petrol engine capable of making 375 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. This engine is coupled with an electric motor generator propelled by a 1.6kW battery pack that provides an additional 95 hp and 173 lb-ft of torque.

Mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission the Jaguar C-X16 concept can sprints from 0-62 mph in just 4.4 seconds with a top speed of 186 mph. At electric power alone, it can travel up to 50 mph and has CO2 emissions of 165 g/km.

In addition to the hybrid system, the C-X16 also features a ‘Push to Pass’ boost system that draws its set-up from Formula 1’s Kinetic Energy Recovery System. This can be activated with a steering-wheel mounted button, providing increased acceleration via the car’s electric motor. The C-X16 is also equipped with an intelligent Stop/Start System which temporarily shut down the engine when the car stops, thus reducing emissions and improving fuel economy.

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